Established by pharmacist Peter Merz in 1875, this old-fashioned apothecary has been serving Chicago natives for more than a century. The flagship Lincoln Square location (the other is in the Loop) is set behind a wood-framed storefront lined with a row of stained-glass panels. Inside, beneath a gilded ceiling and delicate chandeliers, shoppers browse an immense selection of holistic and homeopathic products as well as personal care products like European soaps, all-natural cosmetics, and aromatherapy oils. Customers may also find such unusual items as white-peach-flavored Japanese toothpaste, unique herbal teas, and bubble bath jars wrapped with vintage French advertisements.
Not only does the friendly staff offer great recommendations, but they can also help locate any product for you, even if they don't carry it in the store.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Shipping Available
- Sunday - Closed
Shop Type:: Gift/Stationery